April 28, 2014

Watching proteins at work

Protein mobility, RNA dynamics, vesicle transport – the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) revolutionized cell biology, and the way researchers study the micrometer world. Ryuichi Shigemoto, Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), seeks a similar revolution for electron...

April 24, 2014

All signals on green

Plant hormones auxin and cytokinin control many events in plant development, and crosstalk between the two occurs at several levels. The direction in which auxin flows is crucial for plant development and responses to stimuli from the environment. Auxin flow changes direction...

April 16, 2014

Science and success: young researchers at IST Austria

Postdocs and PhD students in several groups at IST Austria recently published insights from their research and received prizes for their work. Postdoc Alvaro Ingles-Prieto receives a Dan David scholarship endowed with $15’000 by the Dan David Foundation. Each year, the Dan...

April  5, 2014

“Long Night of Research” at IST Austria

The campus was buzzing with excitement until midnight: On April 4, the “Long Night of Research” was successfully held at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) from 4:30pm to 12:00pm. 500 visitors were drawn to the research institute...

March 28, 2014

IST Austria neuroscientist receives HFSP grant

Simon Hippenmeyer, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), has been awarded a Program Grant by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Together with three research groups in the US and the UK, the neuroscientist will study...

March 23, 2014

Jonas: third major publication since December

In his third major research paper since December 2013, IST Austria Professor Peter Jonas together with his collaborator, postdoc Hua Hu, identifies a new subcellular mechanism for reliable, fast transmission in the so-called basket cells of the brain. The results will be...

March 19, 2014

IST Austria for sound funding of science in Austria

Today Jochen Danninger, state secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria, visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria in Klosterneuburg. Among other things, his visit was marked by the current discussion about the funding of science...

March 13, 2014

Edelsbrunner named as EATCS fellow

For the first time, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has named ten of its members as the recipients of an EATCS fellowship. Among the laureates is IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner who, according to the EACTS Fellows Selection Committee,...

March  5, 2014

State Secretary of Finance visits IST Austria

Today, Sonja Steßl, State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria, visited IST Austria in Klosterneuburg. The  President of IST Austria, Thomas Henzinger, and Managing Director Georg Schneider briefed Ms Steßl on the recent developments and the future plans....

February 27, 2014

Unearthing key function of plant hormone

Plants, like animals, employ hormones as messengers, which coordinate growth and regulate how they react to the environment. One of these plant hormones, auxin, regulates nearly all aspects of plant behavior and development, for example phototropism, root growth and fruit growth. Depending...